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Food Bank For New York City Reviews

Updated April 19, 2019
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  • "One wonders about the reasons for the high turnover in the CFO role" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Unresponsive HR department, little room for career growth" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Helping people is very nice.

    Cons

    The cons are that this is seasonal job. If the taxpayer will have audit or some paper from the State or IRS they need to go to professional tax accountant to solve the problem.

    Food Bank For New York City Response

    Sep 6, 2018 – Food Bank For New York City

    Thank you for this feedback. Food Bank For New York City takes pride in the diversity of our employees across the organization. We also take pride in being a large, multi-faceted organization that... More


  2. "Volunteering"

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    Former Employee - Volunteer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Volunteer in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Food Bank For New York City part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very kind volunteers
    Giving back!
    Can pick the shifts you wish to do

    Cons

    A little hard to finding out what to do if it’s your first time there

  3. Helpful (1)

    "If I could leave 0 stars I would!"

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    Current Employee - Tax Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Food Bank For New York City full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some clients were grateful for you helping them.

    Cons

    Management is racist and so inconsistent. They don’t help and then pretend to. They’re super fake and cowards.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage. Don’t treat your employees like children or lie to their faces acting like you’re not secretly trying to get them fired or transferred. They moved the only two black people transferring them without their knowledge until morning of. Not only that, management wants to lie and say we didn’t offer overtime since you said you’re unavailable. Mind you, the same people they offered overtime to had days they put unavailable for too. They’re cowards, fake, and karma will come for them. Lazy pieces of crap that pretend to do work but yet take 3 hour lunch breaks. Say they’re here to help but when we need a manager they say they’re unavailable or for the workers to say something on their behalf when it’s their damn job to deal with clients who ask for supervisor. Disgusting people and I never want to work for this company again! Good riddens!


  4. "Organization Lost"

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    Former Employee - Volunteer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Volunteer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Food Bank For New York City part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The mission is critically important
    Some great people at the lower operations level who care about the mission

    Cons

    Horrible CEO leadership. She has massive ego, poor judgement and lack of operating skills. She has driven away supporters and donors. seems like she just wants to hang with celebs at the Can-Do dinner. Read the responses (clearly written by her) to some of these reviews - long diatribes by unhinged person. How does she keep her job?

    Advice to Management

    Fire the CEO. Get back to the mission before it’s too late. Who would want to work with/ for her?


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Need to be tolerant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Food Bank For New York City full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    employees are professional and good people.

    Cons

    Not friendly or tolerant towards LGBT employees.

    Advice to Management

    Top staff is passive aggressive.

    Food Bank For New York City Response

    Jan 29, 2019 – Food Bank For New York City

    Food Bank For New York City always appreciates every comment and moment of feedback made to bring us clarity, understanding and improvement. Unfortunately, we are unable to extend anything more than... More


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Would not recommend"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Food Bank For New York City full-time

    Pros

    Great work hours 9-4:30. Sick days, vacation days, 2 personal days.

    Cons

    "We recognize that a strong, talented staff is central to our success and we invest in development and retention." - Not evident, high turnover.


  7. "Volunteer Income Tax Assistance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Food Bank For New York City part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible schedule, various locations, good for students who want to get some experience

    Cons

    not much to learn, low wage

  8. Helpful (3)

    "No"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Supervisor was nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Location is too far and in nowhere


  9. Helpful (10)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Food Bank For New York City full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The mission is exemplar and the organization has done great things for New Yorkers.

    Cons

    President has serious emotional problems. She is a great public speaker, but a mean-spirited and absent leader. She refuses to engage on projects, gives little direction, and then at the end she nixes what her staff members have done. There's an amazing amount to wasted effort. She is a self-esteem vampire and gets pleasure in hurting people. She has caused many great employees to leave, fires without cause, and has been responsible for funders to take their support to other organizations.

    Advice to Management

    The Board should get a backbone and remove her.

    Food Bank For New York City Response

    Sep 25, 2018 – Food Bank For New York City

    The mission & staff at Food Bank are in fact exemplary. Thank you for recognizing it. While your statements make it clear that you were neither a director at Food Bank, nor a person able to boast... More


  10. Helpful (12)

    "All talk, no action"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Food Bank For New York City full-time

    Pros

    The organization attracts a lot of great talent, but doesn’t do anything to encourage them to stay. What they say they do, they don’t deliver on. You’ll meet great people here, but prepare to say goodbye quickly. I made a list of 40+ people who have left in the two years I’ve been here. The organization is about 125 employees for reference.

    Cons

    Don’t listen to the website! Insurance isn’t 100% covered anymore, so I’ve LOST money by staying here. Also they don’t follow through on cost of living adjustments. They’ll say you earned one from your stellar review, but your paycheck shows they didn’t follow through. This happened to me TWICE. Maybe if they kept the one functional HR professional this would be better, but for now it’s an absolute mess.

    Also take a look at their tax form 990 on their website. It’s public knowledge senior leadership gets $40,000 bonuses when they won’t
    give their staff a living wage. $40,000 is more than what some staff make in a year, and now we have to pay for our own health insurance.

    Advice to Management

    Follow up all the story telling with action.

    You had the audacity to say you were giving us paid family leave as a gift? It’s all over the subways that it’s the law! We see right through your acting.

    Food Bank For New York City Response

    Jul 9, 2018 – Food Bank For New York City

    Thanks for acknowledging our great talent. Food Bankers are open to development, something they receive on the job (supported by colleagues & leaders) & via nonprofit leadership programs at the org’s... More